Hi all! I hope you’ve all been having a good week, I’ve had my friends up to stay this weekend for our annual Christmas meetup and we had so much fun, we did our annual Christmas trip to Edinburgh, we finally went up to Stirling Castle together after four years of them visiting me here, we ate a ridiculous amount of food, watched a ridiculous amount of movies, put up my family’s Christmas tree and exchanged Christmas presents, so we squeezed an awful lot into just a few days!
Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking about our Winter TBRs. I only actually read 5 of the books from my Autumn TBR, though two are still ongoing, so I’m hoping I will do better for my Winter one, although I do start my Journalism project (dissertation equivalent) in January, so I am conscious that reading time is going to be scarce for the next 3 1/2 months! Still, this is what I’m hoping to read over the next three months:
- Siege and Storm (Grisha Trilogy #2)-Leigh Bardugo
I want to catch up with the rest of the Grisha trilogy in January before King of Scars comes out at the end of the month. I wasn’t that sure about Shadow and Bone, but my friend Nicola assured me that the series gets better and I’ve been told that I have to read the rest of the Grisha trilogy to understand King of Scars, so I’m hoping to catch up on the other two books in January. Siege and Storm is also my #RockMyTBR challenge book for January.
2. Ruin and Rising (Grisha Trilogy #3)-Leigh Bardugo
Much like above, I am hoping to read Ruin and Rising in January in order to catch up before King of Scars comes out.
3. Alex and Eliza-Melissa De La Cruz
Alex and Eliza is my #RockMyTBR book for February as well as being part of Hamilbruary, where I am only reading Hamilton related books in February since I’m seeing the show at the end of the month and I just want to keep the excitement going!
4. Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship-L.M. Elliott
I’m also reading this in February in the run up to Hamilton, and I’m really looking forward to it, as I don’t really know too much about Peggy Schuyler, so I’m hoping that this book will give me a little more insight into her and her life.
5. To Kill A Kingdom-Alexandra Christo
This is my March #RockMyTBR book and I’m really excited for it, because I’ve heard such good things about it and my friend Hannah who has a really similar taste in books to me really loved it, so I’m hoping that I will love it just as much!
6. Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Children of Blood and Bone #2)-Tomi Adeyemi
I loved Children of Blood and Bone when I read it over the summer, so I’m super excited for the sequel to come out in March, I really want to know what happens to Zelie and Amari next!
7. Enchantee-Gita Trelease
I’m so excited for this one because it sounds so incredible, magic in revolutionary Paris sounds ridiculously up my street. This is going to be my next Netgalley read when I’m finished with The Enchanted Sonata and I have to say, I cannot wait!
8. A Curse So Dark and Lonely-Brigid Kemmerer
I have to admit, I don’t really know that much about this one, I requested it off Netgalley on a whim, but it does sound amazing, apparently it’s like a contemporary fantasy version of Beauty and The Beast, so I’m hoping it turns out to be as good as it sounds.
9. Kingdom of Ash-Sarah J Maas
I will probably never not be reading this book, but I’m hoping to make a concerted effort in the front half of 2019 to try and finish it, or at least knock a good chunk of it out-I really want to find out how it ends but at the same time, I don’t want it to end, so I’m not quite sure how long it’s going to take to finish!
10. Descendant of The Crane-Joan He
I have to admit, that again, I don’t know much about this other than it was described as Chinese Game of Thrones and that the cover is beautiful, so I’m hoping that it will be as good as it sounds!
So there we go, the books I’m attempting to knock off my TBR this Winter, I don’t think I’ll manage them all, but we’ll see! What books are on your TBR this Winter? Have you read any of mine? Are you excited for any of mine (since I know there are quite a lot that haven’t come out yet on here!)? Let me know in the comments!
Next week is obviously Christmas, and we’re supposed to be doing Books That We Hope To Find Under The Tree This Morning, but since I generally don’t get books for Christmas, I’m going to take a slightly different tack, and talk about Christmas TV/Movies I’m Looking Forward To Watching Over The Festive Period.
In the meantime, I’m going to have quite a lot for you over the next week or so as the year wraps up, I’ll have a final discussion post of December, my End of Year Survey, my last Quarterly Rewind of the year coming up on Friday and potentially a final Writing Corner post of the year if I can fit it in, so keep your eyes peeled, because there’s going to be a lot going on here before 2018 is over!